“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”—Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via thewastedgeneration)
spn spinoff that follows the adventures of two very chill girls in their twenties who dropped out of college to hunt monsters. They drive a old hippie bus, paint their fingernails pink, make dirty jokes all the time and are utterly unimpressed at all the manpain regularly going on in the hunters network.
Please stop torturing yourself by reading user reviews on America: Imagine the World Without Her. You’re just stirring up all sorts of rage and frustration that has no outlet. If people want to be uninformed idiots and spend ~$10 on mindless propaganda completely devoid of fact or actual relevance, there is nothing you can do about it. Let it go.
“It’s a dead heat between Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. Scarlett mixes a mean martini…I’ll never forget the Saturday night in Albuquerque - every mobile phone of every single actor playing every single Avenger received a text message from Chris Evans that simply said “Assemble”. The following text message then said “Yes I did. I’m drunk.” We met at this bar on the high street and had a really fun time actually. There was a birthday party happening in the same bar and we were all on the dancefloor next to the VIP area. I remember the birthday boy celebrating with his friends… and then seeing Black Widow dancing with Captain America. His brain must have been frying in that moment…”—Tom Hiddleston on who gets the drinks for The Avengers (x)